The first PPKM PinkOut was a tremendous success and PPKM thanks all of its supporters, friends and sponsors who made the evening possible.
PinkOut was so much more than a party, but a moment for PPKM to celebrate expansion of services to include transgender care, menopausal care and PrEP, an HIV prevention regimen. Moreover, it is Planned Parenthood’s privilege to be able to serve a plethora of communities living in Kansas and Missouri, no matter their gender identity, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status.
Despite being a trusted healthcare provider for decades, Planned Parenthood continues to be at the heart of unprecedented attacks by State elected officials. Most recently as the target of Kansas governor Sam Brownback, who in an admittedly political move, is seeking to exclude Planned Parenthood from reimbursements provided by Medicaid. This would impact countless Planned Parenthood patients.
On the day of PinkOut, Governor Brownback delayed Medicaid defunding against PPKM, in order to give the state’s third party, private law firm time to prepare for a hearing in the lawsuit filed against the state of Kansas. Hours before the Friday night fundraiser, PPKM President and CEO, Laura McQuade explained that this move affirms that there is no such public health risk at stake, despite what the Governor would have the public believe.
Events like PinkOut are critical in helping Planned Parenthood keep its doors open across Kansas and Mid Missouri and the thousands of women and men who choose Planned Parenthood for their health care.
Meet three patients who explain the importance of PPKM’s health centers and why access to Planned Parenthood is a critical part of their lives. If you missed PinkOut and would like to make a donation click here!